The question of what these sweeteners do to our body -- and by what mechanism -- is far from settled, but this study adds to the realization that looking just at calorie counts, without thinking a little more about the actual ingredients, might not be enough to lead to long-term weight control and health.
Go ahead and enjoy that extra cocktail while on vacation. It is very important to not agonize over unhealthy choices made on summer holidays. Compassion, positive thinking and an "I can" attitude is what will ultimately act as the motivation to tip the scales back in the right direction.
And while some parents may balk at the idea of corralling the kids into the kitchen after a long first day of the week, starting the week off by engaging in this habit is well worth the effort.
Learning to read ingredient labels is going to be the biggest challenge in the beginning. Read: Eat natural, whole foods that are low FODMAP and stay away from processed foods, dressings and marinades and certain snacks.
I try to live a healthy, well-balanced life, not just for me, but for them. I hope they don't have to experience these struggles -- instead, I hope they'll have a better starting point than the one I had when it comes to living a balanced life of food and fitness.
"Calling it a health care crisis is misleading. The real crisis is not in health care, but in health. If you had to choose either optimal health or great health care, which would you choose?"
It's human nature to find an easy way out of any situation, even when it comes to nutrition. Therefore, it's no wonder that more and more people tu...
What is the next step for the natural products industry? The interrelationship with health care at large is of critical importance. Chronic disease is rising on a global scale. Pharmaceutical drugs alone don't seem to solve these problems. We have to find new solutions.
Raw foods aren't as foreign as you might think.
If you've made the choice (or goal) of going completely meat-free, don't allow your surroundings and your own fears to stop you. Hopefully, these tips can be one step towards helping you achieve the changes in your diet that are important to you.
It is theoretically possible to consume too little sodium, but whether the relevant cut-point is set high or low, the vast majority of adults living in the real world consume too much.
The vegetable garden represents a small effort on the part of the gardener to be a producer and not just a consumer, to give and not take, to create something beautiful and useful where nothing existed before.
Take back your control. Don't be made to feel inferior by the commercialism of weight loss, the false promises, and the celebrities who are paid for their endorsements. A healthy weight loss is not a race, because there is no finish line.
While most Americans think about eating healthy and want to make improvements, more than half say that figuring out their income taxes is easier than knowing what they should and shouldn't eat.
We can eliminate malnutrition. And, I believe that it's possible to do so by 2030. Ambitious targets and a common vision are a great start. But, to fix the food system we need a framework that drives stakeholders to work together, regardless of their differences.
Known as the "fruit of the gods," figs are in season now, but they're nothing new. In season from from June to early Fall, the sweet fruit were used by the Greeks as signs of prosperity and for early Olympic training. For the food nerds among us, a mini fig tutorial.
Much as we manage exposure to light in order to protect healthy sleep and circadian function, research like this offers further suggestion that we may also be able to manage dietary consumption to help keep circadian rhythms functioning properly.
Rather, leaving aside the swirl of aspersions that likely has Dr. Keys turning in his grave if such things are possible, I simply want to note that his work is...moot. It doesn't matter whether Keys was all right, all wrong, or inevitably -- somewhere in between.
Female hormones are quite delicate and susceptible to imbalance, which can leave us feeling somewhat crummy (to put it nicely). Here are five signs your hormones might need some loving.